Honda DIO: Honda India has updated yet another product of their motorcycle line. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have come up with 2017 edition of their new sporty moto scooter Dio with BS-IV compliance engine. The previous version of Honda Dio was actually retailed in the UK with the brand name of Honda Lead.
The model comes up with a lot of cosmetic changes and a few new features. The cosmetic changes comprise of a more lightly redesigned front panel, new stylish graphics, reworked speedometer, wider seat, more color variants and redesigned instrument clusters. The new Dio has been launched with five new attractive color variants: – Vibrant Orange, Pearl Sports Yellow, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Sports Red and Candy Jazzy Blue.
There are quite a few new features in the new model starting with Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) and LED Dynamic Running Lights (LDRL). There is also a new mobile charging socket is placed strategically under the storage bin. The new Honda Dio gets all new 10-inch wheels and tubeless tires. Keeping safety and convenience in mind, Honda has incorporated their patented Combined Braking System (CBS) with Equalizer in this model. The scooter is also equipped with drum brakes at both ends.
This time, the engine is BS-IV compliant instead of their previous versions which were BS-III compliant. The engine remains same to be powered by a 109.19 cc single cylinder. The engine could produce 8 bhp of maximum power at 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.91 N-m at 5500 rpm. The engine is air cooled and mated to a V-Matic CVT gearbox. The weight of the model is 103 kg which is lesser by 2 kg from its previous version. The weight of the previous scooter was 105 kg.
The flashy model comes with a price tag of Rs. 49,312 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The price is affordable, and it mainly targets the young generation of the country.
In the recent past Honda has updated their highest selling Activa range and Aviator scooter in the Indian market to get hold of the new generation scooter customers. It is following the same strategy in case of Dio to target the new youth segment.